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What to watch this week on IFC: Dec. 11 – 16


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Oh the weather outside is frightful, and IFC is so delightful and since you’ve no place to go, watch these shows, watch these shows, watch these shows.

Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:


We know the first rule of Fight Club is not to talk about Fight Club, but we feel it is our duty to inform you that we’re showing David Fincher’s “Fight Club” at 8/7c. Tune in to watch Brad Pitt and Ed Norton beat the tuna salad out of each other and a lot of other guys for fun and an attempt to regain their masculinity.


Tonight we are doing our part and airing 12.12.12 The Concert for Sandy Relief. Musicians perform at Madison Square Garden to aid Hurricane Sandy victims; with Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, The Who, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones.


Drop whatever you are doing and tune in at 8/7c to watch “Escape From LA” and witness the return of Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell). John Carpenter directs the awesome low-budget action flick which imagines what happens if (or when) a massive earthquake makes an island out of Los Angeles. In Carpenter’s dystopian version, LA becomes a No Man’s Land where anyone opposed to the country’s tyrannical, religious-fanatic President (Cliff Robertson) is exiled. But that’s not all: When a powerful device that can shut down the world’s electronic systems ends up in the hands of some revolutionaries, our eyepatch-wearing anti-hero is recruited to once again help the Commander in Chief get out of a jam.


After a new episode of Whisker Wars at 10/9c, pack your bags and your fleece, because we are heading to Winter in Portlandia for a new installment of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s hit sketch comedy show. In the special, it’s wintertime in Portlandia and Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight by cutting pasta from their diets, Candace’s son (SNL’s Bobby Moynihan) visits Women and Women First bookstore for the holidays, and a couple tries to keep their food cart in business. Tune in at 10:30/9:30c.


Tune in at 8/7c for Trapped in the Closet, the deluxe edition, a newly remastered and remixed edition of the saga from the very beginning. If you don’t already know, R. Kelly’s hip hopera is a bold, humorous and dramatic journey through Chicago with a diverse cast of characters who are connected by a mysterious package. Then stay tuned for Trapped in the Closet, part three, the next installment of ongoing drama now with even more mystery. Sylvester, Rufus, Cathy, Tina, Roxanne, Rosie the Nosy Neighbor, Twan and Pimp Lucius are joined by new characters for more of the Trapped story.


Spend Sunday getting scared out of your pants. We’re showing “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning” at 7/6c so you can watch a bunch of teens (Melanie Kinnaman, Shavar Ross) get chased around by a nut job in Jason’s hockey mask and they are forced to take matters into their own hands. And by hands we mean chainsaw. Then stay tuned for terror when we show “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives”. With movies this frightening you’ll be dying to go back to work.

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…